songs We Taught Your Mother – Dialogues with Recordings From The Music´s Past invites artists to conceptualize a performative work in conversation with the musical styles and approaches of female and/or trans jazz- and blues composers from 1920 until today.
Tonight South African musician Nonku Phiri presents “alterations in anyhow” – a dialogue with Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Based on the timelessness of Copeland’s work, the ”alterations in anyhow” aims to be both a modern and personal interpretation of Copeland’s storytelling in our mind’s eye. Inspired by the depth and passion that is evident in the earlier recordings and the wisdom and “naivety” portrayed in his later works, Nonku Phiri and Dion Monti come into conversation with a musical approach that is continually developing and changing over time.
Emma Tricard, Niklas Blomberg & the Mysterious Third Person in dialogue with the musical style of the New Orleans jazz pianist Sweet Emma Barrett.
“When I hear Sweet Emma Barret’s groovy honkytonk klonk slapping jazzpiano hands tell her straightforward stories, and when I look into her big pure eyes, my heart starts to pump life. l feel this beautiful soul was a master of transforming pain into hope with an admirable attitude. She is actually quite punky. Makes me realise that the world has been full of all these extremely wonderful good willing people, and l get curious to see how all that translates into our world with ginger-synthesizers, electronic possibilities and life today.”
Shanti Suki Osman uses sound and song in dialogue with Usha Uthup: the unlikely, self-taught, sari clad Jazz singer from Mumbai, who was criticised for ‘only’ ever playing to the audience and responsible for transforming India’s jazz scene of the late 1969s from male dominated dens to family shows.
SissiFM broadcasts shows about the concert series on reboot.fm.
Songs We Taught Your Mother #4
Sunday, 23rd September 2018 | Doors 20:30 CET
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